The Impact of WTO Membership: A Comparative Analysis of China, Russia, and Ukraine, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Impact of WTO Membership

A Comparative Analysis of China, Russia, and Ukraine, 1st Edition

By Anastasia S. Loginova, Irina V. Mikheeva


222 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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What lessons can be learnt from the accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of Russia, China, and Ukraine? Were there any peculiarities in the adaptation of their economies to the rules and norms of the organisation, and what impact did it have on the world trade system?

This detailed, systematic, and comparative analysis of the social and economic impact of the accession of these countries to the WTO addresses these questions, presenting an economic and legal analysis of the reasons and consequences of their joining the WTO. Comparative legal and economic methods are used to explore the social and economic causes and consequences of membership for post-communist states and to suggest ways in which new members can adapt to WTO standards.

This work will be of interest to experts and students in the fields of economics, jurisprudence, and customs affairs.


"This work considers the entrance of China, Russia and Ukraine to the WTO through a legislation prism. The original approach enhances traditional economic aspects with legal ones, and with politological accents. It is shown how economic problems can be solved in legal ways and helps explain how a cross-discplinary approach to the solution of any problem can be used." -Skiperskikh Aleksandr V., Doctor of Political Science, Professor of Humanitarian Science, National Research University, Russia.

"Integration of Russia, Ukraine and China into the international trade and economic space of the WTO is shown in a comparative and legal presentation of the main economic problems. Comparison of economic conditions of the entry of three countries into the WTO is presented as essential to the analysis of the measures for improvement of the national legislation undertaken by each country. The comparative and legal method used in search of solutions of national economic tasks will be of great interest to the scientific community." -Olga A. Berzin, Professor of Law, National Research University, Russia.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 The World Trade Organization: notion, principles, structure

Chapter 2 Analysis of China’s practice of accession to the World Trade Organization

Chapter 3. The process of international economic integration of Ukraine

Chapter 4. Analysis of socioeconomic consequences of Russia accession to the WTO



About the Authors

Anastasia S. Loginova, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Candidate of Legal Sciences (equivalent to Ph.D.), Master of Economics in International Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Russia. Currently she has more than forty scientific publications to her name. Her scientific research areas include foreign economic activity, customs, and law.

Irina V. Mikheeva, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Doctor of Law, D.Sc., Professor, Head of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law. Member of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA). Dr. Mikheeva is a specialist in the fields of administrative law and the history of state and law, and is the author of over 130 scientific publications. Her sphere of scientific interests includes issues of the legal maintenance of regional economies, and the theory and history of lawmaking.

About the Series

Global Governance

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Series Editor: John J. Kirton, University of Toronto, Canada

Global governance is growing rapidly to meet the compounding challenges of a globalized 21st-century world. Many issues once dealt with largely at the local, national or regional level are now going global, in the economic, social and political-security domains. In response, new and renewed intergovernmental institutions are arising and adapting, multilevel governance is expanding, and sub-national actors are playing a greater role, and create complex combinations and private-partnerships to this end.

This series focuses on the new dynamics of global governance in the 21st century by:

  • Addressing the changes in the structure, operation and impact of individual intergovernmental institutions, above all their innovative responses to the growing global challenges they confront.
  • Exploring how they affect, are affected by and relate to non-state actors of global relevance and reach.
  • Examining the processes of cooperation, competition and convergence among international institutions and the many global governance gaps where global challenges such as terrorism, transnational crime and energy do not confront powerful international institutions devoted to their control.
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In all cases, it focuses on the central questions of how global governance institutions and processes generate the effective, legitimate, accountable results required to govern today’s interconnected, complex, uncertain and crisis-ridden world.

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